Saturday, March 19, 2016

Peix (kala / fish)

Barcelona 4.3.2016.
Tämä jättiläismäinen kultakala on olympialaisten jälkeisen Barcelonan symboleista. Vuonna 1992 rakennettiin olympialaisia varten suorituspaikkoja merenrannalla. Uusi Olympic Marina oli muotoutumassa, päämaamerkkeinä sen kaksoistornit. Toisella puolella seisoo Mapfre Tower; toisaalta oli Hotel Arts. Frank Gehryn veistos asettuu hotellin viereen. Kala on 56 metriä pitkä ja 35 metriä korkea ja näyttää kuin se haluaisi hypätä Välimeren siniseen veteen.
Veistos tehty kullatusta ruostumattomasta teräksestä. Kala näkyy Barceloneta rannalta ja Olympic Marinasta, ja siitä on tullut yksi kaupungin rakastetuimmista maamerkeistä.


This giant goldfish has become one of the symbols of post-Olympic Barcelona and looks as if it is bobbing along on the waters of the Mediterranean. The sunlight is reflected in the scales of this sculpture that presides over the waterfront of the Olympic Marina and Barcelona's beaches.

In 1992, the pristine Olympic Barcelona was transforming its seafront. A new Olympic Marina was taking shape, presided over by its twin towers. On one side stood the Mapfre Tower; on the other was the Hotel Arts. Frank Gehry placed his fish sculpture at the foot of the hotel. The animal is 56 metres long and 35 metres high and seems to be longing to jump into the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

The sculpture was made from intertwining gilded stainless steel strips supported by a metal structure, its gentle, subtle form marked by its intense gold colour. The interplay between the rays of the sun and skin creates the impression of scales, depending on the intensity of the light, and accentuates the organic form of this vast sculpture. The Fish can be seen from Barceloneta Beach and the Olympic Marina, and has become one of the city's best-loved iconic landmarks. 






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